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Plate Techtonics by Mind Map: Plate Techtonics
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Plate Techtonics

Transform boundaries

slide or grind past each other along transform faults

example: California's San Andreas Fault

Divergent boundaries

when two plates slide apart from each other

example: Mid-Atlantic Ridge and Africa's Great Rift Vall

Convergent boundaries

two plates slide towards each other forming either a subduction zone or a continental collision

example: causes deep ocean trences and mountains